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Mar 30, 2011 4:00am PDT
back, targeting civilians in rebel-held towns. >> gadhafi is using snipers to shoot people down and let them bleed to death in the street. >> reporter: at secretary of state clinton's meeting with u.s. allies in london, topic one was the dictator. qatar's prime minister. >> we urge gadhafi and his people to leave and not to cause any more bloodshed. >> reporter: but so far, it's the libyan leader's call and he says no. >> i'm not sure that we know exactly when we will get to any change in attitude by gadhafi. >> reporter: president obama told brian williams, economic and diplomatic pressure could force gadhafi out. >> our expectation is that as we continue to apply steady pressure not only militarily but through other means that gadhafi will ultimately step down. >> reporter: president obama ruled out using u.s. ground troops, but capitol hill is splintered. >> forcing gadhafi to leave power, i disagree with the president saying that the use of force should be ruled out. >> reporter: the lesson so far is that america and our allies have used violence to save many libyan lives, but h
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Mar 15, 2011 4:30am EDT
opinion. tracy pot joins us from washington with more on that. >> good morning, everyone. while some other countries are putting their nuclear pursuits on hold, for now, the white house says it is moving forward with the nuclear program here in the united states. power companies are required to produce 80% clear energy by 2035 and the white house says nuclear power plants are a key part of that program. there are four reactors up for approval this year. but on capitol hill, there is concern. they held a moment of silence for japan yesterday, but lawmakers are divided between a wait and see mode based on what's going on in japan and not being reactionary as some say creating new policies at this point. the white house brought in the chief of the nuclear regulatory commission to reassure americans that our plants are safe if they're built to with stand tornados and tsunamis and earthquakes. but he would not say what whether they can with stand what has been up graded to a 9.0 in japan. >> tracie potts for us in washington, thank you. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news e
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Mar 4, 2011 4:30am EST
economy. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. after that temporary extension, another government shutdown possible in two weeks? vice president joe biden has now been given the charge of negotiating between democrats and republicans on budget cuts. the white house is start, this offer, another $6.5 billion of cuts, many of them programs that had been slated to go. democrats say we can't touch education or programs that would hurt the middle class. the white house offering $44 billion off of president obama's recent budget for next year, although republicans say those are cuts, it's just a status quo. that budget hasn't been approved yet. now, taking a look forward toward today, we'll find out how many jobs were created last month and what the nation's unemployment rate is. economists are expecting good news here. they think perhaps there's many as 200,000 or more new jobs were created, but they say the unemployment rate, which took a big dip last month, could get up slightly over 9%. lynn. >
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Mar 24, 2011 4:00am EDT
had the storm that brought us the severe weather yesterday. then on the west coast, we have the next storm moving in and that's the one that will move across the southern portion of the nation in the days ahead. we're dealing with our storm system here in the east. the severe weather is over with. now we have a little bit of snow. enough cold air is in place that we're getting a coating out there. temperatures are around freezing. a lot of the roads are going to be okay. you will see it on your car or the grassy surfaces as you go out this morning. new york city overnight, here is the white and you can see it out here on i-95. that's a look at your national forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. washington, d.c. today, chilly. i think that's probably the biggest story of the day, the cool air that's moving in behind the storm system. it's going to be a very cold day. milwaukee with sunshine, a high of 30 degrees. that's rare for this time of year. lynn, no big warm-up in sight, but there's no more snow at least in the forecast. >> a little bit of something.
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Mar 17, 2011 4:30am EDT
joins us from washington with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everybody. we learned overnight that these will be volunteer evacuations even though the airports have reopened, commercial flights are available, the u.s. state department will be organizing charter flights out of tokyo and other locations in japan to get americans out. the u.s. believes that the radiation levels, especially around the fukushima daiichi mran plants are extremely high. the white house says the u.s. is using a different standard of evaluating the information that they're getting. now, at the plant, the u.s. is concerned the nuclear regulatory commission chair has told congress they believe that there is no water left in pool four, the japanese deny that. that would mean there is nothing to stop a meltdown. helicopters are now dropping water on the plant. tinter national atomic agency believes temperatures are rising there. president obama called japan's prime minister to pledge his continued support. lynn. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> meanwhil
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Mar 3, 2011 4:30am EST
lawmakers should go.. tracy spots joins us from washington with the breakdown. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. what we're learning from this new poll is not surprisingly, americans are concerned about the annual budget and the debt. 80% said that they are concerned a great deal about the deficit, but this is interesting, look at the areas where americans say they do not want to cut. medicaid, medicare, social security and k through 12 education. those are some of the largest areas of the federal budget. now, when it comes to the state battles we're seeing in wisconsin and other states, most americans say it's acceptable to allow public employees to pay more for their retirement benefits, but they don't the think it's acceptable to eliminate collective bargaining rights. 62%, almost two-thirds say that that is unacceptable. finally, most americans, 77%, say that public employees should have the same collective bargaining rights as people who work in the private sector who are union employees. lynn. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> and in the latest threat to the nati
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Mar 4, 2011 4:00am PST
running without damaging the economy. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. vice president joe biden is right in the middle of that place there by the white house to negotiate these budget cuts between democrats and republicans. the white house offering another $6.5 billion of cuts, but most of them programs that were already set to be reduced or eliminated. democrats don't want education to be touched at all. the white house also offering $44 billion in cuts from the president's most recent budget proposal, but republicans say that's not really a cut. the budget hasn't been approved yet.ç they are all trying to prevent another government shutdown come march 18th. now, you mentioned the new numbers. later this morning we will find out whether or not more jobs were created in this country last month. the new unemployment numbers are coming out soon. economists predict good news. they say while the unemployment raut may go up slightly from 9%, they're predicting as many as 200,000 jobs were created. lynn. >> traci
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Mar 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
president is also expected to address concerns by both parties. tracie potts joins us live from washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the president has a lot of questions to answer when he addresses the nation tonight. lawmakers here want to know should we even be involved in libya or should we be doing more to take down libya's leader. >> the president's going to address the nation monday night. a lot of these questions will be answered. >> reporter: questions like whether we'll hand guns to rebels. >> no decision has been made about that. >> reporter: and how much the u.s. will be involved after nato takes over. >> within the next week or so, we will begin to diminish the commitment of resources. >> reporter: tonight president obama is supposed to lay out the plan. he has said gadhafi needs to go, but nato has made it clear that's not their mission. tomorrow secretary of state hillary clinton meets in london with countries that want to ease him out. >> now is your time to go out. >> reporter: but lawmakers here can't agree if the u.s. should go after him. >> the only acc
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Mar 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
their harrowing story. lynn. >> tracie potts for us in washington, as always, thank you. >>> elsewhere, as japanese workers race to restore electricity to their crippled nuclear plant, there are new concerns this morning over contaminated food and water. traces of contamination are tracing vegetables around the plant. in amounts the government and health experts say do not pose a risk to human health. meanwhile, a virginia couple is mourning the death of their daughter after learning that her body was found in the tsunami wreckage in japan where she had had teaching english. taylor anderson is the first american victim confirmed in the disaster. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in pennsylvania, one homeowner's spring cleaning became a much bigger job after a massive muddy water erupted from an old mine shaft. the mess occurred when an underground drainage pipe burst. the water was eventually redirected away from the home, but not before everybody in the basement was destroyed. in washington, d.c., mother nature used the sky over
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Mar 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
headlines. are you into giant handbags? a lot of us are. according one expert, it's a woman's way of showing she's a caretaker who can provide. a recent english study showed the average giant purse weighs nearly 14 pounds, a load that can cause bad posture and pain. the american chiropractic association warns against carrying a bag that's more than 10% of your body weight. for more information on this and other health stories, check out the health page at msnbc.com. >> reporter: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil. bring yourself back. >> and now here is an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,858 after gaining 83 points on friday. the s&p inched up 5. the nasdaq added 7. taking a look overseas trading, in tokyo the nikkei rose 244 points, while in hock kong the hang seng climbed 384. >>> global worries are bound to make for another bumpy week on wall street, but news of a major merger in the wireless world could give stocks a strong start. at&t will pay a whopping $39 billion in cash and stock for fourth place rival t-mobile. the dea
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Mar 2, 2011 4:30am EST
us with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. if, in fact, that is the case, she indicated that the u.s. may consider prosecuting gadhafi for ordering that bombing. several ex officials of gadhafi's government that have fled since this latest violence occurred have said that he personally ordered that bombing that killed 270 people. victims are now urging the obama administration to reopen the criminal investigation. >>> also, another new development, the united nations has suspended libya from its human rights -- on the u.n. human rights council. that is the the first time a nation has ever been suspended from that council. they cited what they call gross and systemic human rights violations by libya in this latest violence. now, they are not permanently kicked off the council. this would occur until the u.n. decides to fully restore libya's status. finally, our ambassador to the u.n., susan wright, pushing for removal now saying, quote, gadhafi must go, he must go now. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> the senate is expected to approve a temporary funding bill toda
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Mar 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
continuing to show support for japan. tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. other countries are putting programs on hold in light of japan, now the white house says it's moving forward with the nuclear program here in the united states. power companies are required to produce 80% clean energy by 2035 the white house says nuclear power plants are a key part of that program. there are four reactors up for approval this year. but on capitol hill there is concern. they had a moment of silence for japan yesterday, but lawmakers are divided between a wait and see mode based on what's going on in japan and not being reactionary, as some say, creating new policies at this point. the white house brought in the chief of the nuclear regulatory commission to reassure americans that our plants are safe that they are built to withstand earthquakes, tsunamis, but not what has been upgraded to a 9.0 in japan. meantime eight u.s. warships are backing up because of concerns about radiation leaking there. >> tracie potts in washington. tracy,
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Mar 7, 2011 4:00am PST
plugging in and not sending money overseas to people trying to blow us up. >> reporter: rising prices and anxiety that go far beyond the pumps. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> in libya, a tug of war is under way over several towns in a battle between opposition fighters and supporters of moammar gadhafi. gadhafi's forces have been waging a fierce counteroffensive against rebels who have been trying to make their way toward tripoli. qadhafi's key power base. this weekend, the opposition lost some ground in their marchç toward the capital after being driven back from the mother city. meanwhile ban ki-moon says gadhafi's foreign minister has agreed to let a humanitarian assessment team visit tripoli. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in utah, a police chase livened up a quiet salt lake city neighborhood. authorities were right behind the suspect after he tried to flee from the scene of a car crash. his escape attempt ended quickly and without any injury to the officers. >>> in georgia, a woman is lucky to be alive after a pickup truck crash
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Mar 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
safely, pilots using radios to broadcast their positions. >> as a former airline pilot, i'm outraged at what happened there. we have an investigation ongoing and we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: the controller was suspended. he now admits he fell asleep after four consecutive night shifts. >> at an airport like reagan, it is imperative to have two air traffic controllers on duty. >> reporter: reagan national is just miles to the white house, a stone's throw from the pentagon and capital, the main airport for members of congress. >> we need to change procedures to make sure it never happens again. >> reporter: transportation secretary ray lahood has ordered a second controller on reagan's night shift and has directed the faa to study stopping levels at airports around the country as passenger now contemplate -- >> that just put a little more extra fear in me. >> reporter: -- their own safety in the skies. kristin dal degree, nbc news, washington. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in nevada, a courtroom camera captured a vegas wom
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Mar 28, 2011 4:00am EDT
>> that's all for now. i'm chris hansen. for all of us at nbc news, thanks for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com . >>> this morning on "early today," tug of war. rebels in libya say they've reclaimed some ground in their battle with know mmoammar gadha forces. >>> more troubling in japan's crisis. >>> and neighboring on the loose. a cobra compampanbra goes missi loose. a cobra compampanbra goes missi famous new york city zoo. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with gaining momentum. libyan rebels continue to push back forces loyal to moammar gadhafi. this morning an opposition spokesman claimed that rebels captured sirte. if that is ruis true, it would significant vehicle story for the movement. those developments come as nato has agreed to take over command and control of the entire libya operation including ground attacks. >>> president obama will speak to the nation tonight to sprain what role the u.s. will play in the mission in libya. now that nato has stepped in. the fromme
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Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
say to nbc's tracie potts live for us in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. these first reports came from the "new york times." the associated press also now reporting that it appears the cia is on the ground in libya. that president obama has signed an order authorizing small groups of covert operatives on the ground is there. the cia, with as you might expect, has not confirmed it. this is not unusual. we saw the same thing in afghanistan, in iraq. they armed the rebels there, unclear whether or not the u.s. will do that here. experts say they may be gathering intelligence about the opposition forces which seem to be fragmented or about moammar gadhafi's military to help the air assault effort there. now, also, we know this morning that libya's foreign minister has defected. he arrived in london yesterday, officials say, protesting the attacks on civilians. the u.s. is hoping this means that ga gaffe definitefy's government may be imploding from the inside. and speaking of those rebels, they are backing off. gadhafi's army winning in many areas.
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Mar 1, 2011 4:00am PST
from the jazz, and the utah could have used him against the celts. ray allen hit a three-runs a minute to play. he had 25. celts win it, 107-102 in utah. nuggets put together another impressive win. raymond felton to j.r. smith for the ally oop. these guys have played together for only a few games. denver beat atlanta, 100-90. college basketball senior night for the fighting irish, ben hansbrough was honored and celebrated dropping 30 on number 19 villanova. tim alameda knocked down nine three-pointers, notre dame won, 93-72. finally, unranked kansas state has caught fire just in time for march madness. they upset texas in austin. they won their fifth straight, 75-70. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. >>> the latest from charlie sheen. coming up, meet his so-called goddesses. early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, the story of one women's bebl coach's ultimate dedication to her team. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back on this tuesday. heavy rain in the portland area. snow up into the hills and the mountains. the ra
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Mar 31, 2011 4:00am PDT
they haven't heard that yet. veronica? >> nbc's tracie potts live for us in washington, thank you. >>> pressure is mounting on japan to expand the evacuation zone around its damaged nuclear power plant amid concerns about radiation seeping from the facility. the u.n.'s nuclear agency says radiation in one village 25 miles from the complex is twice the suggested threshold for evacuation. anyone within a 12-mile zone has already been told to leave. meanwhile, the country's emperor and empress made a rare public appearance wednesday trying to comfort the victims of the disaster. >>> now there is new disturbing evidence regarding radiation from japan drifting to the united states. tests of milk samples in spokane, washington, indicate the presence of radioactive iodine from japan's nuclear plant. but the environmental protection agency cautions such findings are expected and they are far below levels of public health concern, including for infants. >>> here at home after weeks of pro-labor protests focusing on wisconsin, the ohio legislature has voted to severely limit collective barg
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Mar 8, 2011 4:00am PST
their target or were being used successfully to instill fear. rebel fighters have been trying to drive toward tripoli, gadhafi's stronghold, but have been pushed back by government forces. >>> and while the u.s. tries to consider how best to react to the fighting in libya, the ç crisis is having major implications at home at gas pumps across the nation. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: concerned about escalating warfare in libya and more air attacks against libyan civilians in what looks like a military comeback by moammar gadhafi, president obama reminded libyan generals they could be tried for war crimes. >> i want to send a very clear message to those who are around colonel gadhafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward and they will be held accountable. >> reporter: mr. obama faces two choices. does he set up a no-fly zone over libya to ground gadhafi's jets? arab states say do it, but team obama is cautious. >> any action should be the result of an international sanction. >> reporter: do something to help now argued a bush administration veteran.
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Mar 25, 2011 4:00am EDT
mission. lynn. >> tracie potts for us in washington, thank you. >>> well, the federal aviation administration says it has suspend an air traffic control supervise after he fell asleep on duty forcing two passenger planes to land at reagan international airport without any distance. kristin dahlgren has more on a story that raised questions about who is minding the runways? >> reporter: final approach to reagan inter national airport. the american airlines flight from miami gets no response. >> the pilot gets over the loud speaker and says, sorry, folks, we can't land right now. >> reporter: even a nearby operations center can't raise reagan's tower. >> tried to call on landline and on the commercial line and there's no answer. >> reporter: the american flight and then the united flight from chicago both land safely, pilots using radios to broadcast their positions. >> as a former airline pilot, i'm outraged add what happened there. we have an investigation ongoing and we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: the controller was suspended. he now admits he fell asleep afte
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Mar 31, 2011 4:30am EDT
foot and a half. >>> if you're watching us on wgal news 8 in lancaster, pennsylvania, see how amish quitting influenced designs in modern art and fashion at the grid at the lancaster quit and textile museum. that's your "early today" event of the day, veronica. >> did you say 6 to 12 inches of snow? it's spring 37. >> the key resorts will get more than that. >> my goodness. >>> now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. most nfl players are very worried about the league's labor dispute, but for at least one player, it is thrilling. always hungry for publicity, cincinnati bengals chad ochocinco is serious about soccer. the lockout gave him a chance to make the practice squad of a major league sport in kansas city, fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing soccer. >>> meanwhile, the new york knicks amare stoudamire is working on different dreams. according to the new york post, he is the new man in grammy award winning singer sierra's life. >>> enrique iglesias dropped out of britney spears concert tour because his ego can't deal with being her opening act. weeks w
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Mar 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
shore adding to a mounting death toll already thought to be above 10,000. kristen dahlgren joins us with the latest. the search and rescue operation still under way, but with every hour the situation appears to grow more grave. 1,000 bodies were found in one area. also unconfirmed reports that more than 10,000 could be missing from a single area as well for those that survived the quake surviving the aftermath is proving almost as challenging. there is no food, no water for more than a million people, more than a million people without electricity. and gas is in short supply as well making it difficult to get to safe areas. add that to concerns over a nuclear accident. today there was another explosion at that nuclear plant, the number three reactor had a hydrogen explosion. officials continue to maintain that a widespread radioactive leak is unlikely, but we're also getting word from the "new york times" that the pentagon is expected to announce that the "uss ronald reagan" did travel through a radioactive cloud earlier and crew members on deck received about a month's worth of rad
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Mar 9, 2011 4:30am EST
us us in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, see the work of local glass artists showcasing major events in the history at the hodge gallery. that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. >> thanks, ginger. >>> now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. we can see just how dramatically show biz has become entapingeled with the law these days. tmz reports charlie sheen has a so-called michael j. fox clause in his "two and a half men" contract which provides sheen is to be paid as long as the show runs even if he leaves. meanwhile, sources say the show's producer, chuck lorre has been in touch with reps for rob lowe about replacing sheen. >>> lindsay low has is prepared to sue the jewelry store she supposedly stole a necklace from because the store released surveillance video of her. lohan is planning to stop father's michael from showing up at her hearing tomorrow. >>> finally, lady gaga is suing the london ice cream shop that sold ice cream made for breast milk for trademark infringement because they called it baby gaga. i'm surprised nobody sued just because it's b
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Mar 11, 2011 4:30am EST
use their home as a junk yard beware, a crew is tackling the issue of hoarding. the crew is made up of three police officers who make their job to tackle a city ordinance aimed at community pride. the ordinance focuses primarily on junk accumulated outside homes. >>> timely in grnl, the town of monroe has a new celebrity in its midst. bess was recognized as the genuine book of world records as the oldest person during the world. born on august 26th, 1896, best is a very lively and lovely 114 years old. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, let's get right to meteorologist ginger zee from wmaq nbc 5 in chicago. she has your forecast. obviously, ginger, we are watching that tsunami warning. >> yes. and the tsunami warning is for the entire pacific, almost everyone, so hawaii is in it. they are definitely included. a tsunami warning typically means it's imminent. we can't tell exactly what will happen, but the tsunami warning is in effect until their local time at 7:00. and so we're looking for this morning to just be a wait and see because it depends on how the ene
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Mar 24, 2011 4:00am PDT
the side of an elevated ramp. using a fire truck ladder, a rescue crew managed to safely pull the truck driver from the cab. crews are working to see if anyone is trapped in the car under the rig. the wreck is expected to create a nightmare for morning commute drivers. >>> in pennsylvania, severe storm system delivered a one-two punch of wild weather in some locations. golf ball sized hail pummeled various areas while a tornado touched down in the western part of the state, tearing the roofs off several homes and businesses. officials say no serious injuries have been reported. >>> and finally in minnesota, wind gusts of 50 miles per hour produced great surfing conditions, that's right, curving conditions on lake superior. two surfers took advantage of the first and probably only surfing season, the waves were six to eight feet. >>> and mere is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the forecast. we saw the tornado, the west coast was hit as well. >> one report of a tornado in central california, numerous reports of hail and temperatures are cool, we've had one storm move through, the
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Mar 23, 2011 4:30am EDT
days. tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest on this. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. that's been the big question. when do we get out of all this and some question why did we get into it in the first place. in that news conference from el savlador, president obama said that he made this decision after realizing that the cost outweighed the benefits. some here on capitol hill disagree with that and are criticizing him for overstepping his congressional authority and not seeking congressional support first. even some supporters say they hope he'll come back and seek an authorization of force. representative dennis kucinich is pushing for an action to stop all action in libya, even so far as saying this may be an impeachable defense. as far as how soon this will all be over, secretary of state hillary clinton says it looks like gadhafi may want out, top advisers wondering whether or not they can bring this to an end. >> tracie potts there in washington, thank you. >>> to japan now where black smoke has been seen emerging from unit three of the crippled fukushima daiichi
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Mar 29, 2011 4:00am EDT
. and we're chilly in the northern plains. at least you'll be dry. if you're watching us on wvit nbc connecticut in good old heart fd, the unique art dating back to the earliest years of america's settlement at the connecticut historical society. that's your "early today" event of the day, veronica. >> very cool. okay. >>> now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. what is the one thing left for an actress who has won virtually every film and tv show possible? smebt. helen miran sunk her hands into the cement early wednesday. >>> tmz reports willie nelson charged with marijuana possession in texas back in november has been offered a deal by the prosecutor in the case. just a $100 fine if nelson sings blue eyes crying in the rain in the courtroom. no word on whether the judge or willie will accept the deal. >>> and timely, his big brother's wedding is getting a lot of attention, but england's prince harry is looking for some of his own. for five days, he'll join you five disabled servicemen walking across the ice cap on their 200 trek to the north pole. it hopes t
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Mar 1, 2011 4:00am EST
staying very nice throughout much of the eastern half of the country. if you're watching us on wcbd tv 2 in charleston, south carolina, glimpse into the nation's bloodiest conflict. see everyday items from the civil war at the charleston museum. that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. >> thanks, bill. >>> now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. charlie sheen's unprecedented public feud with cbs, his producers and the world marchs on with no signs of slowing down. sheen followed up yesterday morning's stunning "today" show interview with a rambling live stream on an internet the website. by mid day, his veteran hollywood publicist had quit. he was then on another network in prime time competing against his own show "two and a half men" in some time zone. and he found some time with his current two live-in girlfriends to sit down with jeff rossen for a new interview. >> do you get embarrassed that he called you the goddesses? >> why? >> it could be worse, man. >> run with that. run with that. >> in answer to your question, i told charlie that i knew then
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Mar 29, 2011 4:00am PDT
showers in seattle and portland. if you are watching us in seattle, washington, sitting in first class. check those out. style in the aisle. >> wow, what airline is that? are they flying you to the moon? what were they wearing? there is an early look at headlines and entertainment. helen mirren stuck her hands and feet in. and willie nelson has been offered a deal in the case. a $100 fine if he sings in the courtroom. no word on whether or not the judge or willie will accept the deal. his big brother's wedding is getting a lot of attention. prince william will join service men walking along the polar ice cap. the charity, walking with the wounded helps to help wounded soldiers. you have to applaud him for distracting the world from the royal wedding madness. >> remember when they were kids and he was kind of the goofy one and now he is a stud. >> he is and the most eligible bachelor on the face of the planet. >> this comes from california where staying connected on the slopes saved a man's life. after 20 minutes stuck upside down in the snow struggling for his cell phone he reached it
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Mar 10, 2011 4:00am PST
to nonspending measures. using that tactic, republicans contend the vote could take place without the missing democrats. assembly minority leader peter barca tried to fight the surprise move, arguing there wasn't enough notice. >> representative barca -- >> yeah. >> the gavel. >> clerk, call the roll. >> no. >> any doubt as to whether good cause exists the governmental body should provide 24 hours notice. this is clearly a violation of the law. you've been shutting people down, it is improper for you to move forward with this is a violation of the opening meaning law. >> barca says he will refer the maneuver to the attorney general and will meet with democrats to seek other ways to stop the action. >>> the passage prompted crowds of protesters to swell into the capitol. for union workers, the bill means they will have to pay more towards their pensions and health insurance. the governor claims it's necessary to balance the budget. >>> elsewhere, severe thunderstorms are threatening portions of the mid-atlantic and carolinas today with some areas expected to be battered by up to fo
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Mar 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
a taxi seconds before catastrophe struck. carl did he nnin of england's channel 4 tells us their story. >> reporter: these are the decisions that keep i alive. stay in the car or run for it? they run, telling the driver to do the same. they find a building. the water pooling at their feet now. as they climb the stairs, the tsunami bursts through the corridor. they reach the window as two huge red containers sweep across the path. leaving the taxi was a good decision. it's now floating. but not everyone made shelter. there's a woman on the wall, a man in a tree, and standing on a car roof, a father clutching his two young children. someone finds a fire hose. it becomes a rope. as dusk falls, a human chain is formed and reaches the children. despite the aftershocks, despite the snow, they pass the children from person to person across the tops of shipping containers. >> just remarkable there. >>> elsewhere, the united nations security council has authorized, quote, all necessary measures to stop moammar gadhafi in libya, including strikes by sea and air. the resolution, which clear
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Mar 16, 2011 4:30am EDT
potential nuclear crisis. tracie potts joins us from washington with those details and the latest reaction. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. good morning, everyone. the american medical association wanted to know are our states prepared for a nuclear disaster? flee three-quarter of our states have minimal plans to monitor radiation exposure. over half have minimal plans overall. one in five, they said, have no plans at all. here on capitol hill, congress wants to know if our nuclear plants in this country are prepared. they're asking the nuclear regulatory commission for a full review and testimony here of safety at u.s. plants, especially those near fault lines. can they with stand a magnitude 9 earthquake like we saw in japan? energy secretary steven chu says they were built for a 7.5. the head of the committee that oversees that the agency, the nrc, says it's time to sort out the bad actors quickly. now, also here in the u.s., we found there is a run on p potassium iodine, though there is no reason to take that medication here. >> tracie, thank you so much. >>> no
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Mar 3, 2011 4:00am PST
they should go. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the breakdown. good morning. >> reporter: this new poll tells us one thing for sure, americans are concerned about money the debt and the deficit. take a look at the numbers. a concern over the federal budget deficit, 80% of those who responded said they are concerned a great deal or quite a bit, but interestingly, what do americans want to cut out of the budget and not cut some they don't want to touch medicaid, medicare, social security osh education. some of the biggest areas of the federal budget. now, when it comes to the state budget issues we've been watching in wisconsin and other states, americans overwhelmingly think that it's okay for public employees to pay more for their retirement benefits. 68% said that's acceptable. what they don't think is acceptable is eliminating collective bargaining rights for the public employees. taking a look at collective bargaining, 77% over three-fourths say that workers who are public employees should have the same collective bargaining rights as those in the public s
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Mar 10, 2011 4:30am EST
. using that tactic, republicans contend the vote could take place without the missing democrats. assembly minority leader peter barka tried to fight the move arguing there wasn't enough notice. >> representative barka -- clerk, call the roll. >> no! listen, the governmental body should provide 24 hours' notice. this is clearly a violation of the means law. you've been shoving people down. it is improper to move forward while this is a violation of the clause. >> bargus said he would refer to the maneuver to the attorney general. the move prompted protesters to swell in the capital. the governor claims this is necessary to balance the budget. >>> severe thunderstorms are threatening portions of the mid-atlantic and carolinas today with some areas expected to be battered by up to four inches of rain. further south, the governors of alabama and louisiana have both declared states of emergency after a strong system, including tornados, tore through that region. nbc's kurt gregory has the latest. >> reporter: a line of violent weather ripped through the deep south. tornados reported
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Mar 7, 2011 4:00am EST
for all of us here at nbc news, thanks for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> this morning on "early today," storm thrashing the states get mitt with brutal winter weather. >>> a pickup truck goes barreling into a try cleaning shop in georgia. >> and sizzling sight. smoke and lava poor from a volcano in a spectacular eruption. >> reporter: this is "early today" for monday, march 7th, >> reporter: this is "early today" for monday, march 7th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. today we begin with severe storms. with everything from twisters and tornadoes to rain, sleet and snow. officials in louisiana this morning are working to get people back into their homes two days after a tornado ripped through a southwestern town killing a young mother who was sheltering her child and displacing hundreds more. yesterday louisiana governor bb bi-jindal toured the damage in rain saying residents there are tough and will rebuild their community better and stronger than before. meanwhile another blast of winter is eating the eas
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Mar 14, 2011 4:00am PDT
already thought to be above 10,000. nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, veronica. there have now been more than 300ç aftershocks registered he. there were new warnings today, and now the possibility of a nuclear accident. with heavy equipment and bare hands, rescue workers continue the desperate search for survivors. virtually every piece of debris that's moved away reveals an increasingly grim scene. >> translator: my relatives and friends are missing after the tsunami destroyed the village. they were all washed away. >> reporter: in one area reports of some 2,000 bodies found. the unofficial count, more than 10,000 still missing, and for the survivors of the quake, surviving the aftermath is proving just as challenging. pour many there is no food, no water, no electricity, and temperatures dipping below zero. not even gas to make it to safety. the sirens still sound as aftershocks and more tsunami warnings bring fresh panic, and then there's this. another hydrogen explosion. this team in the number three reactor at the fukushima nucl
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Mar 24, 2011 4:30am EDT
you're watching us on whag tv haegerstown, maryland, see a collection of miniature portraits painted over 200 years ago at keepsakes of the beloved at the washington museum of fine arts. that's your "early today" event of the day. >> bill, thanks. >>> now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. very few artists can live up to the billing larger than life. but elizabeth taylor was one of those few. she died yesterday at the age of 79 from congestive heart failure. nbc's stephanie stanton takes a look back at taylor's remarkable career. >> reporter: with her striking beauty and violet eyes, elizabeth taylor was the star of a hollywood icon. taylor first rose to stardom when she was just a teenager in "national velvet." >> father, he's a lovely thing. >> reporter: she went on to star in dozens of hollywood films, including "cat on a hot tin roof" and "cleopatra." she earned five academy award nominations and won two oscars. she was the first woman to earn $1 million for a film. off screen, her life was just as dramatic. >> i would say that her life story had more inc
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